Cloud storage services are all the rage these days, as they allow for synchronization of your data across multiple devices and online, effectively also acting as a backup solution. They’re also easy to use and inexpensive.
Individuals become more frugal as the economy dips into a recessionary period. Businesses who learn how to reduce their operating expenses are far more likely to survive a recession than those who continue to operate “business as usual”. For many business owners, information technology costs are expensive; here are some tips for saving on IT costs during a recession:
Most young people today have some sort of mobile device, be it an iPhone, iPad, or otherwise. In some cases, their parents cover the cost, and want to keep their kids accountable to what is being spent on things like apps and music. Setting up an iTunes Allowance can do that.
Data loss is inevitable. Hard drives will fail, it’s just a matter of when. That’s not meant to instill fear in the hearts of many, but rather serve as a reminder that having reliable and current copies of your data is an absolute must!
If you own and operate a small business, lowering costs is an important part of keeping your company in the black. Cutting costs on your IT budget could inadvertently compromise your company’s security. Even though small businesses may not have all of the resources that large corporations do, they are still just as vulnerable to the same security threats. Here are ways to help secure your small business:
Most of us are likely familiar with the phone scams where people pretend to be from Microsoft or whoever and try to talk the user into letting them connect remotely to their computer (I’ve only had to clean one of these so far).
With the help and feedback of many clients and Nerds, we have now had 3 weeks of Nerd News (our Friday newsletter). We encourage you to check them out (clients should have them in your mailbox as well, starting with last week’s newsletter):